Theodore Roosevelt Quotes (280 quotes)
“I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.”
Strenuous Epigrams of Theodore Roosevelt (1904 edition)
Theodore Roosevelt on race, riots, Reds, crime (1923 edition)
“Death is always and under all circumstances a tragedy, for if it is not, then it means that life itself has become one.”
Letter to Cecil Spring-Rice (12 March 1900).
“No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we require him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor.”
Third State of the Union Address (7 December 1903).
Speech at Progressive Party Convention, Chicago (17 June 1912).
“We have a given problem to solve. If we undertake the solution, there is, of course, always danger that we may not solve it aright; but to refuse to undertake the solution simply renders it certain that we cannot possibly solve it aright.”
The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses (1900)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsTheodore Roosevelt
Born: October 27, 1858
Died: January 6, 1919 (aged 60)
Bio: Theodore Teddy Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States of America. He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his cowboy persona and robust masculinity. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive Party of 1912.